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Poster: JB Date: Jan 10, 2011 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: top tens!

what is your favorite 30 day period of all time? i have been stuck in feb. 69 for a month and a half and i cant leave! since feb. is a short month i get to include 3/1 too. listening to 2-15 right now some rough cuts but another great show.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 10, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

January 20, 1968 through February 23, 1968

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Poster: JB Date: Jan 10, 2011 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

that's what i love about this site. with the exception of 2-14-68 most of what i listen to from this year is from october on. i will have to check out more from jan-feb.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 11, 2011 12:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

JB - with you there buddy! the shows of this month are staples of my driving music collection. while they are certainly not perfect, i just love the intense, rollicking jamming that these shows contain in abundance. all of them are HOT, but my favorites include 2/4, 2/7, 2/12, 2/22, and of course 2/28.

the "little" shows of the midwest/east coast tour during the first half of the month especially just have some wonderful and underrated gems. the spectacular Eleven and Alligator jams of 2/7 and 2/12, the extended Other One from 2/4, or 2/11s energetic Caution, for instance.

if only these shows circulated in better sound quality!

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Poster: gratefuldonny Date: Jan 10, 2011 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

April 1972. Amazing shows.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jan 10, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

Not really my favourite period, but these performances always lift my spirits:

June 14 (Beacon) thru July 18 (Orpheum) 1976.

I grant you, they were not the scorching band that they had been pre-hiatus. On the other hand these shows are fresh as anything, beautifully recorded, with the band sounding full of optimism and energy. The new songs (mainly from Reflections and Blues For Allah) are good ones, and the breakouts full of interest (e.g. Dancin', Cosmic Charlie). After woodshedding and working on the studio material the performances sound well-rehearsed but never lumbering.

The second set from Orpheum 1976-07-18 is fantastic!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-14.sbd.bettycantor.gems.82308.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.bertha.14838.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 10, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

Salute ! You got to it before me . Other that that , the obvious ones ( inc. May 77) .

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 10, 2011 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top tens!

I like a 7-week sample:

August 21-Oct 13 1968
August 21-Sept 28 1972

This post was modified by face of space on 2011-01-11 00:13:00